On August 4, 2011, thirteen Prince Rupert police officers as well as two Kitimat and one Vancouver RCMP police officers arrived in Gingolx to kick off the 6th Annual Gathering Strength Canoe Journey.The group then departs by canoe from Kincolith on August 5 and will paddle the next nine days to Hartley Bay. Yesterday they arrived in Prince Rupert at 1:00 p.m., for lunch along with approximately 12 other canoes from many areas including; Port Simpson, Kitkatla, Hartley Bay, Prince Rupert, Kincolith, Greenville, Department of Fisheries and Ocean. It is estimated that there are 220 people taking part this year in the canoe journey. The journey is concluded in Hartley Bay on August 14, 2011.
On August 7, 2011 at approximately 3:00 p.m. the Prince Rupert RCMP received a call to assist Ambulance and Fire Rescue at the intersection of 3rd Ave West and McBride Street where a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle. Police Officers attended, identifying that a young child had ran out into traffic at the intersection while with other family members, who were walking across the street in a separate direction. The child was taken to the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital by ambulance. Police have determined that speed and driver error are not a factor in this incident.
Since mid July our bike patrol has been out in full force ticketing and warning people for illegal activity ranging from Motor Vehicle Act violations, including parking infractions to any Liquor Control and Licensing Act violations. To date a total of 36 Liquor Control and Licensing Act charges have been laid, on 21 different occasions alcohol has been seized from individuals, 26 verbal warnings have been given to individuals and two Motor Vehicle Act violation tickets have been written. To say the least, this is making a big impact in town and on the streets.
In the coming weeks the Prince Rupert RCMP members will be painting the Prince Rupert Municipal Detachment. You may have noticed new facial boards and cleaning of the building. Soon the detachment will be painted brightly in the RCMP Gold, Red and Blue Colors. It will be the last time that anyone will be able to say ….. they did not notice the Police Detachment.
Please contact Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-624-2136 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if you have any information on any crime. You can now also send an anonymous tip online at www.bccrimestoppers.com.